Anyway, looks like I might have enough time to put up a few pictures from all the major places we visited on our trip. So let's continue on with this photo mini-retrospective, shall we?
I also visited Summer Palace, but I ran out of battery on my Powershot that day sooner than I expected, so I decided to use my mother's EOS camera to take pictures there. Unfortunately, I seem unable to transfer pictures from that camera onto my MacBook. Those will have to wait until after my mother and brother come back with their cameras.
Oh yes, and later that third official day of the tour, I did get a taste of Peking roast duck. It was glorious.
I didn't climb high enough to be considered a "hero" in Chairman Mao's eyes...but I climbed pretty far, as some of my aerial photos hopefully suggest.
My brother, Masao, and I
My mother, the soldier...
Who needs Chairman Mao's approval? I'm my own hero!
No point to the inclusion of this one; I just thought it looked serene.
The goal for me: climbing to the top-most building I see from this angle
I made it! ...to my goal, at least.
After three days in Beijing, onward to Wuxi, in China's Jiangsu province...
Supposedly, throw a coin successfully on this turtle's shell and you'll get good fortune. I tried twice and failed. Guess no good fortune for me...
From Wuxi to Suzhou
That's it for now; gotta pack up and get ready for the airport tomorrow. I'm coming back to the U.S., readers! More to come...